How are you doing?

Another week of staying home so we can keep each other safe especially the nurses, doctors, police, and firefighters on the front lines of this time of the virus.

I find my days are even busier at this time. My mom is 89 years old and lives in NJ. I’m in Florida so I spend a lot of time each day, speaking to her. It’s been difficult to get food delivered to her. I’m finding that all her local grocery stores in Instacart don’t have delivery times available. The one store that will take an order over the phone will deliver seven to eight days later. I am so grateful for this store and the woman who takes my order.

I’ve been getting up before the sun rises and going for a long walk with my dog. The streets are mostly empty. I used to walk for exercise and still do but now I walk to keep me connected to the world and to the belief we will get through this. The rest of the day is spent keeping Bill safe and fed. I’ve shared before that Bill had a stroke a few years ago that has affected his cognitive abilities and vision.

But we are fine. My heart goes out to those who have a family member on the front line or are taking care of a covid sick family member at home. In the quiet moments I pray for you and all of us that we will get through this. It isn’t and won’t be easy but we will get through and we won’t forget the sacrifices that people have made to save us.

The one thing we can all do is stay home. Staying home is a way to give meaning and purpose to ourselves and each other at this time. Our behavior will make a difference. Keep the love going, Martha

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